RPSP - Coleção Entomológica Prof. J.M.F. Camargo, FFCLRP/USP

USP - Universidade de São Paulo
USP-RP - Universidade de São Paulo - Campus Ribeirão Preto
Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto
Av. Bandeirantes, 3900;
Departamento de Biologia;
Faculdade de Filosofia Ciências e Letras;
Universidade de São Paulo;
Bairro Monte Alegre
Ribeirão Preto - SP - Brazil

Coleção Entomológica “Prof. J.M.F. Camargo” (RPSP), located in the Biology Department of FFCLRP/USP, was initiated in 1965. Since then it has become an important reference in the study of the Neotropical bee fauna. Various expeditions to the Amazon and other areas of the Neotropical Region were crucial for the growth of this collection, as well as exchange of material with various museums in Brazil and other countries. Currently, this collection is estimated to comprise about 250,000 specimens of bees in general, mounted on pins or in preserved in fixative solution (therein included larvae, juveniles, males, workers, and queens of social species). Of those, more than 150,000 are Neotropical Meliponini (stingless bees) and this is the only collection worldwide to comprise a large number of works built by bees (pieces of nests) obtained from about 1000 nests studied in detail and photographic records of bionomic aspects of bees (approximately 5,500 slides). The collection includes more than 1000 type specimens, among which 81 are primary types.

Online since: 25/03/2004
Last update: 12/01/2024

Number of records

Total: 250,000
Online: 113,905
Georeferenced: 66,568
(by municipality: 24,553)
With images: 2,208

Conditions for using the data

Information about specimens housed in Coleção Entomológica “Prof. J.M.F. Camargo” (RPSP), FFCLRP/USP are made available for access provided that the following terms and conditions are observed: explicit reference to information from Coleção Camargo obtained from this website shall be made in the 'Acknowledgements', the source of the data ought to be clearly indicated, and the curator in charge of the collection must be notified; all data, even if partial shall never be re-distributed without explicit written authorization from curator in charge. Reprints of any publication resulting from usage of information herein distributed shall be sent to RPSP. Researchers and their institutions are responsible for the proper usage of information. Coleção Camargo (RPSP) bears no responsibility on the accuracy of specimens and accompanying data.

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Coleção Entomológica “Prof. J.M.F. Camargo” (RPSP), FFCLRP/USP


Director or head of department:
Departamento de biologia
Eduardo A. B. Almeida
José Amílcar Tavares Filho